Briscoe Museum Brings the Best of the West

by Julie Tereshchuk on February 4, 2016 in Entertainment, Art, San Antonio,

Nestled by the River Walk, San Antonio’s Briscoe Western Art Museum is a must-see! And it’s not only about the world-class galleries. With fun, community events like the Briscoe Blast (which celebrates the National Day of the Cowboy) and its Li’l Partners program designed for young children and families, be sure to check it out. Also, mark your calendars now for April’s Night of Artists Art Sale & Exhibition, a rare opportunity to view and purchase over 200 works from the best in contemporary Western art.

Wells Fargo & Co. Nine-Passenger Western Mail Stagecoach, replica. ca. 1975. Courtesy photo
Wells Fargo & Co. Nine-Passenger Western Mail Stagecoach, replica. ca. 1975. Courtesy photo

A highlights tour is one of the best ways to see any gallery or museum, especially if you’ve got limited time. You’ll find guides who can bring the museum’s collections alive for you at the Briscoe every Friday morning on a free (with museum admission) Drop-In tour. (As the name suggests, no reservations needed. Just be there at 10:30am.)

The tours are conversational and interactive, giving you an in-depth look at the best of the Briscoe’s collection. Expect a showcase of modern and contemporary Western art, along with exquisitely crafted artifacts that illuminate the Western experience. All of which goes on in a building that’s a piece of art in its own right. So, whether you’re an art buff, absorbed by architecture, or just looking for a spot that will entertain, interest and inform the family, spend some time at the Briscoe next time you’re at the River Walk.